6/6 Other Parts of the Covenant between David and Jehovah


1.  The Oath of the Covenant

Jehovah confirmed this covenant with an oath, making some parts of it irrevocable, such as the promises about the kingship dynasty of David, 2 Samuel 3:9-19, Psalms. 89:3-5, 27-35, 132:11.  Other parts of the covenant were ‘revocable’ if Israel and her kings did not obey Jehovah.  The book containing the agreement is not specified at the time of David’s anointing (but prophesy concerning this is found in the Pentateuch).

2.  The Sacrifice to Ratify the Agreement

2 Samuel 6:17-18, 7:1-3 shows sacrificial blood was shed.  With great joy, David returns the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.  David gave tremendous offerings of thanksgiving and praise in their celebrations.

3.  The Seal of the Covenant

Since each of the covenants had a separate, physical outward sign or  seal, the signs of the sun, moon and stars were the token or seal for this covenant.  Jehovah promised David that his seed, house, throne and kingdom would endure as long as the sun and moon remained.

4.  The Mediator of the Covenant

David acted as Priest / King, along with the Levitical priesthood, fore-shadowing the role of the Messiah and the priesthood of all believers found in the New Covenant.

5.  The Place of the Covenant, the Holy Place

The order of service began with Moses in his Tabernacle.  David was lead by God to establish a separate Tabernacle on Mt. Zion (called David’s Tabernacle).  He brought the Ark and the celebrations into it.  It was here that the ceremonies of animal sacrifices were offered, 1 Chronicles 13-16, 2 Samuel 6:12-17, Isaiah 16:5, Amos 9:11, Acts 7:46.  Mt. Zion then became the political and religious centre of David’s kingdom.


David’s covenant conditions and promises are clearly Messiah related.  Christ Himself is the ultimate fulfilment of this covenant, ushering in promises for Himself and to His descendents.  He will return a second time to begin a reign as King of Kings, Lord of Lords.

With David’s Covenant there is a sense of building towards the completion of Jehovah’s plans with regard to the Land.  The New Testament Church becomes the Land of the Lord, as Jesus plants, builds and gifts us through the Holy Spirit.  We no longer look for a holy land, but a holy Person.

Next week, the Covenant is with the ‘Seed’, with the Messiah as the “Promised One”.  He is “The One Sent”, through the seed of woman.  God promises to redeem mankind, to judge Satan and to heal the traumatic wounds to the whole of mankind.  Yet wait, another Covenant follows, the Everlasting Covenant!

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author


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